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Glass Cockpit For MD 500 Undergoes First Flights

The MD 500, one of the most popular Hughes helicopters around, is undergoing a potential make over with its new glass cockpit option. The MD 500, which has garnered respect and usage is known for its efficiency and reliability meaning that you spent less time replacing MD 500 parts or any other Hughes helicopter parts.

A brand new glass cockpit option for the MD 500 helicopter is coming to the end of its US Federal Aviation Administration certification.

The glass cockpit will replace standard instruments and with an integrated cockpit display system, that will feature two 8 inch (20mm) flight displays, supplied by the trusted Sagem Avionics. The new cockpit was designed and integrated by Texas-based United Rotorcraft Solutions, overseeing the flight-test program.

The new glass cockpit has initially been designed with the 500E. The certificate licensing this fancy new cockpit is expected to cover only the 500E, but the company convincingly has assured the public that the cockpit can be easily and quickly modified to also include the 520N, and 500F, as all three models are fairly similar.

As with all MD 500 parts or Hughes helicopter parts, you can be sure the public is excited about these additions. With the boons this new cockpit will offer, these helicopter models are expected to increase in popularity over the coming year, once all certification is secured.

MD says it will be start offering the new glass cockpit option on new MD 500 series helicopters, and that deliveries are expected to begin later in 2010.

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